Joseph CUVELIER (1833-1870) 'Saddled horse' Bronze proof, late 19th century.
Joseph CUVELIER (1833-1870, France).
Bronze proof with brown patina.
Old edition cast by H. Luppens & Cie, Brussels.
Signed ‘J. Cuvelier 'on the terrace.
Mention of the founder and editor "H. Luppens & Cie", Brussels "*.
Belgium, end of the 19thth century, circa 1870.
Good condition, very nice carving.
Dimensions (marble included): Height 34 cm x Length 39 cm x Depth 15 cm
Dimensions (bronze only): Height 31.5 cm x Length 36 cm x Depth 10 cm
Note: Cuvelier is a great specialist in horse sculptures in France in the second half of the 19th century. Its production of bronzes is few and quite rare on the market: only 20 pieces (including 19 bronzes) have been auctioned since 1986, notably in prestigious sales at Sotheby's, Christie's, Bonhams, Piasa or Pierre Bergé.
Another interesting element, Cuvelier was a close friend of Edgar Degas and was his teacher of equestrian sculptures! Some of Cuvelier’s bronzes are in the Museum’s Collection such as the Orsay Museum in Paris and other museums in France and around the world.